This Halloween, we investigate who’s making the biggest bloody mess on TV these days and who's the goriest of them all...
The Strain Something in your eye? Maybe it’s worms. Evil vampires are on the loose in NYC. A man keeps a beating heart in a jar, cadavers get sliced open, heads get bashed in... Splatter Factor: Notes: Lots of icky stuff
Also read:Creepiest Halloween destinations around the worldHannibal A soap opera about a cannibalistic serial killer. Shots of naked women with lungs removed, corpses in car parks (their organs replaced with flowers). And, someone eats their own nose Splatter Factor: Notes: Lessons in biology, gastronomy and cruelty all at once
True Blood Humans die tastefully. Vampires explode in splashes of sticky blood and stringy entrails. Stuff sizzles, skin comes apart, flesh melts... Splatter Factor: Notes: Graphic but pretty contained
The Walking Dead As the world gets taken over by the undead, kids get shot. Tanks are full of severed undead heads, eyes get stabbed. And everyone’s so shabbily dressed! Splatter Factor: Notes: You’ll weep at every death
American Horror Story Child monsters, live amputations, lampshades made from human skin, biting faces off Splatter Factor: Notes: Each season there’s a new story and looks different, so you’re never jaded
Penny Dreadful If you can tear your eyes away from Eva Green, you’ll see a crucifix infested with spiders and sex with an invisible demon. It all looks worse in badly-lit Victorian Dublin. Even the orgies look gross (because Victorians didn’t bathe?) Splatter Factor: Notes: Nudity and violence for the sake of it
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